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How Do You Throw It So Wildly From Shortstop That You Hit an Umpire in the Face?

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I have seen wild throws in my day. Heck, I have seen even wilder throws than this.

But I have *never* seen a throw to first base so wild that it hit the poor first base umpire right in the face:

As the tweet importantly notes, Valentine was OK! You could see the immediate impact from the throw, and certainly it couldn’t have felt good. He’ll need some patching up. But thankfully it wasn’t so bad that he had to leave the game.

As for Sosa, maybe table the spinny throws for a little while?

Another look:

Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.